Infinix Mobile has come a long way since it started operations in 2012. Founded by Transsion Holdings, I can tell you that this smartphone brand has given her more illustrious competitors like Samsung and Apple a good run for market penetration and share. Infinix took the Egyptian market by storm, moving to the third spot in the rankings, behind Samsung and Huawei.
So as Infinix Mobile continues to rise through the ranks, I can point you in the direction of three great smartphones from her stables. Help me welcome the Infinix Hot 6, the Infinix Hot 6 X and the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. Trust me when I say that these three knights in shining armor embody all the Infinix Mobile brand stands for; power, performance, and durability!
I start with the first great phone in the series, the Infinix Hot 6 in Nigeria as well as other places around the globe.
Infinix Hot 6 Features, Specs and Prices
At first sight. I can guarantee that you will fall in love with the Infinix Hot 6 (you can call it love at first sight, and you won’t be wrong!). This Infinix looks and feels like a top-of-the-bill device because of the back cover that comes in Sandstone black. Is that all there is to this latest Infinix phone? It is not by any stretch of the imagination, and I intend to make you have the hots for the Infinix Hot 6.
Design and Build
So let me point your attention quickly to the overall build of the Infinix Hot 6. The outer structure of the Infinix Hot 6 comes in the form of a polycarbonate. This material gives your phone matte-finished, full-metal-body kind of feel; which I assure will keep your fingers glued to your phone without stress.
The other visible features of the Infinix Hot 6 are worth mentioning. I can guarantee that the power button on the right edge of the phone, comprises a fine texture and the fingerprint sensor at the rear offers easy accessibility. You will also find the regular micro USB port, audio jack, and the loudspeaker grill at the bottom edge of the Infinix Hot 6. The SIM tray on the left has a dedicated card slot.
Overall, I am happy with the fact that the Infinix Hot 6 distributes its weight in a balanced manner and you are no worse holding the device for a long time.
If you want me to describe the screen display of the Infinix Hot 6 in a few words, I’d say it is the real deal for a smart device in its category. The Infinix Hot 6 comes with a 6-inch 18:9 Infinity Screen leveling a pixel density of 320 dpi. The HD screen resolution features an impressive 720 x 1440 pixels. I should state that some metrics interpret this dimension as a 5-inch screen, in part to the navigation strip at the bottom.
The color depth and variation will surely tickle your fancy, as it does mine. Thanks to the HD screen, the whole spectrum of colors is functional without gaudiness. I achieve camera shots that come out as vibrant and deep with minimal or no blurring at all.
Device Performance and Software
I delight to inform you that this latest Infinix smartphone stands on solid rock; many thanks to the to the 4-core MediaTek MT6580 ARM Cortex-A7 SoC (System on Chip) operating at 1.30GHz. Even at this modest operating metrics, you will find that you can run many applications at once and perform other tasks at the same time. The Infinix Hot 6 will not suffer as a result. I should also mention that the handset comes with a dedicated card slot that can be used to add another 128 GB of secondary storage so that you can take care of large files and videos.
The Infinix Hot 6 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo-based Hummingbird XOS v3.2. The interface comes with a heavy customization, but this property does not pose a problem as all options are present in the right places. I can attest that the user interface is friendly and unencumbered.
I bet you will love the camera setup of the Infinix Hot 6. For starters, the Hot 6 spots two cameras for your user pleasure; a 13MP rear camera working at a tiptop resolution of 4160 x 3120 with autofocus, and a 5MP front camera performing at a resolution of 2560 x 1920. I find that both cameras are adept at producing adequate images set against blurred backgrounds. You can choose from an array of shooting options including Panorama, Night and Professional modes.
Note that you can produce good images even under low light situations using your Infinix Hot 6, thanks to the dual LED flash, obtainable at the front and back.
Now we move on to the other stellar offering from the Infinix Mobile Stable; the Infinix Hot 6 Pro.
Infinix Hot 6 Pro Features, Specs and Prices
If there is one phone that the Infinix customer care would recommend, it would have to be the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. I would give you the reason. The Infinix Hot 6 Pro forms a part of the vanguard of smart devices with the latest 18:9 aspect ratio displays and dual cameras that permits you to shoot portrait-like photos like dedicated cameras. This feature came in the territory of high-end phones, but at the moment, I am glad Infinix Mobile has put such capability in our hands.
Design and Build
I daresay black is the new gold look, and I like the fact that this latest Infinix phone comes in sandstone black, which confers a slick look on the phone. You will discover that the matte finish at the rear offers a good grip, and doesn’t leave fingerprint marks too much.
The color also contrasts well with the 2.5D curved-edge display. Yes, to the display; I rest assured that you will love viewing content on the screen of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. The display measures 5.99 inches diagonally and features an HD+ resolution (720×1440; at the top-of-the-range).
The display aligns with the 18:9 aspect ratio, coming across as taller and having slight/slim borders on the corners of the phone. The screen shines brightly on a brightness scale of 500 nits, and I enjoy the fact that colors are vivid and punchy.
The build of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro offers functionality and performance. You will find the textured surface of the power button on the Infinix Hot 6 Pro easy on the finger and distinguishes it from the volume rocker.
I love the notification LED near the earpiece, which lets you know you are powered and connected. At the base of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro, you will find a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro-USB port, and a mono speaker. I should not leave out the SIM tray, located on the left which supports two Nano-SIM cards and a separate microSD card (where you can store up to 128GB of extra data).
The fingerprint sensor features at the center at the rear of the phone and offers easy accessibility.
Software details and other specifications
The Infinix Hot 6 Pro captures my imagination using the cutting-edge Qualcomm SnapDragon Quadcore Processor to give you vivid graphics, rugged performance as well as enhanced battery usage.
With this processor, users can shade and toggle notifications in quick time from an access point at the top of the phone, swipe the screen to reveal the app bucket and find any feature seamlessly from the Settings menu.
I am delighted to state that the processor also powers other notable features such as 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB-OTG, FM radio, and proximity, compass, Hall and ambient light sensors.
Yeah, get set to be awed by Face Recognition and FingerPrint Technology. This latest infinix phone comes with face unlock and Fingerprint security modules. With these features, you and I can secure our most important data and other information, incorporating Face ++++ technology with 1024 unique facial points for granting limited access to the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. Lock and unlock your phone at will, whenever and wherever you want.
The Infinix Hot 6 Pro Camera
I will allow you to reach your conclusion about the camera of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. But let me help you make a decision. The phone offers two rear-facing cameras of 13MP and 2MP which adapt PDAF for achieving fast focus.
With these cameras, I have obtained impressive image rendering with extraordinary depth of field/range as well as creating lasting bokeh effects. Lest I forget, the camera comes in shooting modes which includes panorama, time-lapse, and a professional manner that lets you change the shutter speed, white balance among other tasks.
Your video-watching experiences vary with the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. Videos are bright, and they produce clear saturated colors. 1080p video playback capability ensures that your videos stream in a vivid manner.
The Infinix Hot 6 Pro comes fortified with a large 4000mAh high-capacity battery, which offers you 2-day usage time, at home or on the road. I should state that if you engage in more vigorous activities like video shooting/playing for long periods, then usage time expectedly reduces. It takes 3 hours to get the battery from zero to full when charging.
The Infinix Hot 6 X Features, Specs, and Prices
This Infinix smartphone features among the best in Nigeria and Kenya for many reasons. Again, the Infinix Hot 6 X will tickle the fancy of users like me with a thing for large screen displays. Allow me to give you a snapshot of what you can expect with this device:
- A 6.2 HD Display
- An aspect ratio of 19.9
- A brightness rating of 500 nits
- A 1500:1 Contrast Ratio
- 87 percent screen to body ratio (that is what I call huge!)
Now I proceed to eye-catching details of the Infinix Hot 6 X:
Design and Display
The new Infinix hot phone comes as a 6.2-inch IPS LCD smartphone with a screen resolution set at 1500 x 720 pixels and with a handy weight of 168 grams. The design of the Infinix Hot 6 X incorporates functionality and performance. I find the display notch wisely thought-out.
Located in the notch are the earpiece, front-facing camera, and ambient light sensor. The side bezels are aptly thin as well as the chin. On the right side are the power and volume buttons and on the left are the SIM + SD card slot. You will find the speaker and USB port at the bottom of the phone while the 3.5mm headphone jack takes up space at the top.
In all, I find that these features form the chief charm of this Infinix Hot Series. Lest I forget, I will point your attention to the rear of the device, where you will find the dual rear camera with the dual LED flash at the top left corner and the octagonally shaped fingerprint scanner just below and centered.
The Infinix Hot 6 X also comes in an ultra-thin form, so that you can grip the phone in one grip, without much fuss.
Take inspiration to a new level with the Infinix Hot 6 X cameras. Start with the rear-facing camera; a dual 13MP + 2MP sensor powered by AI technology and can be used to capture great moments by taking crisp images. Head over to the front-facing camera, rated 8MP and also predicated on AI technology backed up by Face Unlock capabilities.
Hardware and Software
The Infinix Hot 6X gives superior performance with an in-built Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 64-bit quad-core processor. This processor allows you to achieve enhanced/ smooth video speeds and faster gaming experience. The phone comes with a 2GB/3GB of RAM so that you can experience an efficient multitasking experience. The smartphone comes with 16GB and 32GB internal storage options with an option to expand up to 128GB using a micro SD card. The Android 8.1 Oreo software powers the Infinix Hot 6X.
The Infinix Hot 6 X Battery
This installment in the Infinix series is powered by a 4000mAh power build battery designed for long-lasting usage of the phone. At a single full charge, I can, as you would too, be able to work on standby mode, play games, engage in video playback, audio playback and carry out other heavy internet tasks.
The battery centers on fast-charging technology, which brings the phone to full charge within a short period.
Face Recognition, FingerPrint, and Security
The Infinix Hot 6 X bears an unlock system characterized as smart and fast. The in-built face algorithm supports 1024 points facial recognition module. This configuration gives you the ultimate key to unlock your smartphone with just a glance.
This Infinix Hot Series installment also comes with a Chip-level intelligent fingerprint recognition technology which optimizes, analyzes and adjusts fingerprint information on the background so that the user’s fingerprint ID receives quick and fast processing and identification.
Surfing the web should feature as the least of your concerns when using the Infinix Hot 6 X. Why do I say so? Simple. This smart device is 4G LTE enabled. It also supports other connectivity modules including dual Nano SIM cards, Bluetooth connectivity as well as having excellent Wi-Fi capability.
Infinix Hot 6X Price in Nigeria (Slot and Jumia).
I can recommend obtaining the Infinix Hot 6 as well as the Infinix Hot 7, Infinix 4G phones at Jumia Nigeria and SLOT for prices ranging between 40,000 to 50,000 Naira. In Kenya, I advise you to visit various dedicated online and offline stores like Jumia, Konga and the rest.
John follows everything happening in the tech industry, from the latest gadget launches to some of the big-name moves in the industry. He covers opinionated pieces and writes on some of the biggest names in the industry. John is also a freelance writer, so he shares articles on freelancing every now and then. email: [email protected]